Welcome! — You have been appointed to our IBM Academy of Technology

Xavier «X» Santolaria
2 min readDec 15, 2022

What a day! The 2022 members class of the IBM Academy of Technology (AoT) has just been announced today, and I feel very proud, honored, humbled, and grateful to have been selected along with 59 other fellow IBM’ers (with 18 countries represented) to join this action-oriented society (now of slightly above 600 members) of IBM’s leading thinkers and problem solvers.

The Academy of Technology was formed in 1989 as a community of the best technical minds in IBM to provide innovation, technical advice and conscience. The community supports cultural change across all business units and across the globe. Today, the AoT continues to be a community of selected IBM top technical leaders organized to advance the understanding of key technical areas & trends, enable attract & retain the technical community, and engage our clients in technical pursuits of mutual value.

To showcase the work the Academy does, here are a few links of externally published studies and initiatives:

This nomination wouldn’t have been possible without the continuous trust and support of my leadership, my mentors, and all IBM’ers with whom I have been working on initiatives for the past 18 months. Needless to say that I’m thrilled and looking forward to continuing to contribute to the Academy, now as an official member!

IBM Academy of Technology New Member Certificate for Xavier Santolaria

Thank you Ahmed Azraq, Criveti Mihai, Gerry Comeau, Jon Planko, Mike Spisak, Srinivas Tummalapenta, Dharma Atluri, Anna Topol, Ron Majumdar, Julie Schuneman.

  • Link to my LinkedIn post here.